Age Requirements

ICC always puts student safety first, and we have the following age requirements in place for our recreational and amateur programs. Please contact the Admission office at 888.324.2433 with any questions about these policies.

  • All one-day recreational programs (except for those focused on alcohol) are open to students age 16 and up.
  • Students age 13-15 may enroll in most recreational and amateur programs along with a parent or guardian who enrolls also*.
  • Our culinary and pastry Teen Camps are open to students age 13-18 (those under 18 must have parental approval).
  • Culinary Techniques course is open to students age 17 and up.
  • Pastry Techniques course is open to students age 17 and up with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Classes focused on beer, wine or cocktails are open to students age 21 and up. (Please note that alcohol for cooking may be present in other classes).

*With the exception of Doughnuts, Fritters & More—due to the use of hot oil in this class, students must be at least 16 years old to enroll.

Cancellations and Refunds

For all courses, payment in full is required at the time of registration. Refunds will only be issued in the event that the ICC cancels a course. Students will be given advance notice of cancellations. Effective for all recreational course registrations beginning on November 1, 2014, if you cancel your registration 14 or more calendar days prior to your course start date, you will be issued a credit equal to the amount paid that may be applied towards the cost of a future class. This credit must be used within three years from your original registration date. If you cancel your registration with less than 14 calendar days prior to your course start date or you attend no portion of the registered course, no credit will be issued. Gift certificates are non-refundable and not transferable. In order to minimize class interruptions, ICC maintains the right to deny student registration and/or entrance if they are more than 30 minutes late. Please note that we are unable to offer makeup classes.

If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, our cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you need help canceling or have any questions, please visit CourseHorse (link:

What to Wear

Proper attire is very important for safety and sanitary reasons. All students must wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and black non-slip, closed-toe shoes (no sneakers, loafers, sandals, etc.) for any hands-on cooking classes you attend. Please refrain from wearing dangle earrings. Hair that covers the collar should be tied back. Aprons and skull caps will be provided for use during class.

There are no dress requirements for classes that do not include hands-on cooking or baking.

Cell Phone Policy

Please respect your classmates and your instructor by refraining from using a cell phone to make calls or text messages during class. There are designated areas where cell phone use is allowed.


Emergencies, extreme weather, or other prohibitive conditions may require a cancellation. Contact us for information on school closures at 800.229.7990 or 646.254.7533

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